“GIBBS” Surname line first appears in the Massachusetts Bay Colony sometime between 1629 and 1638, supposedly aboard the vessel the Lions Whelp.
Mathew Gibbs, was a Planter in Charlestown, MA – and sold these land in 1654; which is the first official record of him being in the colony. He had to be a very early settler, because his name does no appear between 1634-1650 for purchasing the lands, he sold. Mathew fought in the King Philip’s War.
Mathew’s last son John Gibbs; relocated for Sudbury, MA to Hopkinton.
John Gibbs first Son Thomas, helped resettle Brookfield, MA and was awarded lands in the Quabin Plantation (Narragansett #4).
Thomas Gibbs first son, Abraham was about 15 years old when they started the migration from Brookfield to Quabin. Abraham, met and married one Keziah Atwood. It was assumed that this couple were the parents to Joshua.
Joshua Gibbs at 16 years old, was a patriot in the First New Hampshire Regiment of 1776. He was listed as one of the British prisoners released to Benedict Arnold, on his acceptance of a Cartel for Exchange…(N.H. Pension Number: S. 41579)
Joshua Gibbs married Anna, and over a 27 year period had 12 children, Solomon was the last child born, in Canada in 1812.
Solomon’s journeys started as a very young child. They relocated back into the states on account of the War or 1812, and by 1817 Joshua and Anna had finally settled in Toby township, Armstrong Co., PA.
Solomon and Rebecca (Gibson) Gibbs relocated to Wayne Co., Iowa. Milton Cameron Gibbs continued West, settling in Laramie, Wyoming; which is where I was born in Dec 1956.